Last Saturday morning, Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to row alone across an ocean. It took the 21-year-old swimming teacher just over 70 days to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
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In today's news roundup, New Zealand's Parliament decides that male members of Parliament no longer need to wear ties, Major League Baseball changes its baseballs, and a lawyer shows up for a video looking like a kitten.
Last Saturday, Lai Chi-wai used a rope system to pull himself up over 820 feet (250 meters) along the side of a skyscraper in Hong Kong. Mr. Lai, who can't move his legs, was strapped into his wheelchair as he climbed.
To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we covered last year. Today we’re looking at stories from the world of sports.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Sarah Fuller becomes the first woman to score in a Power 5 football game, scientists report that kangaroos can communicate with humans, and an artist takes an eight-year photo with a beer can - by accident.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…breakdancing becomes an Olympic event, a New Zealand company upsets people when it tries to give away money, and some cricket umpires in Australia will now have ads - in their armpits.
On Saturday, Vanderbilt University senior Sarah Fuller made history by becoming the first female to play in a Power 5 college football game. The special event was celebrated widely - even by supporters of the opposing team.
In today's news roundup, police in India fight off farmers protesting over new laws, people around the world mourn soccer great Diego Maradona, and two valuable historic notebooks that belonged to Charles Darwin may have been stolen.
Last Friday, the Miami Marlins baseball team hired Kim Ng as the team's general manager. She's the first woman chosen as a general manager in Major League Baseball, or any of the major men's pro sports leagues in the US.
In today's news roundup, a strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, Melbourne comes out of lockdown after 112 days, and the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series for the first time in 32 years.
This last weekend was a big one for sports. On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA Championship. Earlier, the French Open produced an expected champion, Rafael Nadal, and a surprise one, Iga Swiatek.